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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 36m
Trips per day55
bus carriers5
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Overall score for Chicago to Indianapolis
4.7
Based on 23 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.6
Value
3.6
Condition
4.2
John
5.0
October 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Our driver set the rules straight right from the start which meant we all had a nice quiet trip.
Cons
Nothing. It was great
Kaley
5.0
August 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
This is an easy and affordable way for me to get home
Cons
Seems to be a good system they have
Tips
Bring a sweatshirt I got a little chilly
Vidushi
1.0
June 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nothing. Most disappointing and frustrating trip of my life.
Cons
Greyhound probably offers the worst bus service out there. The station is dirty. The washrooms are in pathetic condition. The staff is very rude and upon being questioned why the bus is late, they just explained very briefly about the bus breaking down and said that the...More
Tips
PLEASE do not use greyhound ever in your life. There are much better services like Megabus. Avoid greyhound forever. The buses are frequently late and their service is the worst I have ever experienced.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.4
Value
3.4
Condition
4.4
Julian
5.0
February 15, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Quick, easy process that got me where I needed to be. The double decker is beautiful with the windows and roof window and the seats spread out and what not. Nice bus
Cons
The seats could just be so much more conducive for sleeping. The cushioning is the absolute minimum (which I can understand because of the cost, but still). If the people are comfortable and sleeping, there’s also less chance for squabbling or incidents. It was a midnig...More
Tips
Just have your ticket ready
Jordan
5.0
December 28, 2019Vacation
Pros
Driver was amazing; friendly and quick to help
Cons
Cleanliness of bus, outlets on bus
Myo
5.0
October 24, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
Good
Cons
Baggage fee is expensive
Tips
No
Alexis
4.0
June 13, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Sit back and enjoy
Cons
Everything is fine

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Caroline
5.0
July 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Able to see the landscape
Cons
More legroom

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 58 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.8
Value
4.7
Condition
4.8
Thyra
5.0
December 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
very nice driver!
Tips
Earplugs for devices.
Amy
5.0
November 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Great ride home. The bus driver was super nice!
Cons
None
Ahmed
4.0
August 18, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
The wifi didn’t work
Jadwiga
4.0
August 12, 2019Visiting family
Cons
The bus stop was difficult to find....it should be marked better....
Tips
Totally recommend
Delve
5.0
August 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was outstanding qa
Cons
More trips leave daily
Tips
Just sit back and enjoy the ride

Is there a train from Chicago to Indianapolis?

Yes, there is a train from Chicago to Indianapolis. The Amtrak Cardinal covers this route 1 time per day. Tickets average about $28, and the trip takes almost 5 hours.

What is the best way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The best way to get from Chicago to Indianapolis is probably by bus. The bus is often both the cheapest and fastest travel option for this particular route, and also has the most schedules per day.

How do you get from Chicago O’Hare to Indianapolis?

To get from Chicago O’Hare to Indianapolis, you’ll take a 46 minute subway trip from the O’Hare station to the Clinton Blue Line Station. From there, you can travel two blocks north and catch a bus from Union Station, about three blocks south to take a Megabus, or about a block and a half southwest to the Greyhound station.

How much does a bus ticket from Chicago to Indianapolis cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Indianapolis were $24.51.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average $3.79 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The distance between Chicago and Indianapolis is approximately 164.92 miles, or 265.34 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to Indianapolis?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Indianapolis by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Chicago to Indianapolis?

On average there are 55 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Indianapolis, with an average of 34 trips per day and 693 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Chicago to Indianapolis. Of the 55 trips there are 36 trips that are direct connections to Indianapolis.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Chicago to Indianapolis start at $23.00.

5 carriers offer Chicago to Indianapolis bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Indianapolis from $15.00. There are 34 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Chicago to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $21.87 for a Greyhound ticket to Indianapolis. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Indianapolis from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and 3 other stations. In Indianapolis, Greyhound arrives at 350 S Illinois St and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 4 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Indianapolis in 2 hours and 36 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 35 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.60 for a weekend trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 41m
Avg. Price
$21.87

Megabus

Book Megabus from Chicago to Indianapolis from $1.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Megabus from Chicago to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $20.21 for a Megabus ticket to Indianapolis. In Chicago, Megabus departs to Indianapolis from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, In Indianapolis, Megabus arrives at N Alabama St btwn E Market St and E Wabash St,

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Indianapolis in 2 hours and 36 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.99 for a weekend trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 34m
Avg. Price
$20.21

Miller Transportation

Book Miller Transportation from Chicago to Indianapolis from $18.00. There are 8 trips per day offered by Miller Transportation from Chicago to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $41.48 for a Miller Transportation ticket to Indianapolis. In Chicago, Miller Transportation departs to Indianapolis from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and one other station. In Indianapolis, Miller Transportation arrives at 350 S Illinois St and one other station.

An average trip on Miller Transportation from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 5 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Miller Transportation trip will get you to Indianapolis in 2 hours and 36 minutes,

On weekends, Miller Transportation offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $41.51 for a weekend trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 0m
Avg. Price
$41.48

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Chicago to Indianapolis from $33.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Chicago to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $33.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Indianapolis. In Chicago, Amtrak Thruway departs to Indianapolis from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, In Indianapolis, Amtrak Thruway arrives at 350 S Illinois St,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 4 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Indianapolis in 2 hours and 36 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $33.00 for a weekend trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 33m
Avg. Price
$33.00

OurBus

Book OurBus from Chicago to Indianapolis from $15.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Chicago to Indianapolis and you can expect on average to pay $18.46 for a OurBus ticket to Indianapolis. In Chicago, OurBus departs to Indianapolis from Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St, In Indianapolis, OurBus arrives at E Washington St btwn Delaware St & N Alabama St,

An average trip on OurBus from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Indianapolis in 2 hours and 36 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $18.36 for a weekend trip to Indianapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
3h 46m
Avg. Price
$18.46

Plan your next adventure

There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Indianapolis will depart from these stations in Chicago:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Canal St btwn W Jackson Blvd and W Van Buren St
Buses arrive in Indianapolis at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Indianapolis for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • 350 S Illinois St
  • Intl Airport - Zone 1 Ground Transp Ctr
  • N Alabama St btwn E Market St and E Wabash St
  • E Washington St btwn Delaware St & N Alabama St